Andy Phipps

Power of the Pickets

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Picketing started the 1984 miners' strike and, as the Walrus's analysis shows (April SR), could have won it.

Flying pickets from Cortonwood near Rotherham walked out when its closure was announced and brought the rest of the Yorkshire coalfield to a standstill. Pits in Scotland and Wales also had to be picketed out by Yorkshire miners as the strike spread nationally.

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